Ezekiel 17:4
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New International Version
he broke off its topmost shoot and carried it away to a land of merchants, where he planted it in a city of traders.

King James Bible
He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants.

Darby Bible Translation
He cropped off the top of its young shoots, and carried it into a merchants' land; he set it in a city of traders.

World English Bible
he cropped off the topmost of the young twigs of it, and carried it to a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants.

Young's Literal Translation
The top of its tender twigs it hath cropped, And it bringeth it in to the land of Canaan. In a city of merchants it hath placed it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The top of his young twigs - The princes of Judah.

A land of traffic - Chaldea.

A city of merchants - Babylon; for which this city was the most celebrated of all the cities of the east. Its situation procured it innumerable advantages; its two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, and the Persian Gulf, gave it communication with the richest and the most distant nations.

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the top. The princes of Judah
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Isaiah 43:14 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles...

Isaiah 47:15 Thus shall they be to you with whom you have labored, even your merchants, from your youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter...

Jeremiah 51:13 O you that dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.

Revelation 18:3,11-19 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her...

a land
Chaldea
a city. Babylon, which by means of the Euphrates and Tigris, had communications with the richest and most distant nations.

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CAN your minds fly back to the time when there was no time, to the day when there was no day but the Ancient of Days? Can you speed back to that period when God dwelt alone, when this round world and all the things that be upon it, had not come from his hand; when the sun flamed not in his strength, and the stars flashed not in their brightness? Can you go back to the period when there were no angels, when cherubim and seraphim had not been born; and, if there be creatures elder than they, when none
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916

Bunyan's Last Sermon --Preached July 1688.
"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God;" John i. 13. The words have a dependence on what goes before, and therefore I must direct you to them for the right understanding of it. You have it thus,--"He came to his own, but his own received him not; but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God." In
by John Bunyan—Miscellaneous Pieces

Cross References
Ezekiel 17:3
Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar,

Ezekiel 17:5
"'He took one of the seedlings of the land and put it in fertile soil. He planted it like a willow by abundant water,

Ezekiel 31:3
Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.

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